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  • EXT4 Changes Land For Linux 5.9 With Block Allocator Performance Work

    Phoronix: EXT4 Changes Land For Linux 5.9 With Block Allocator Performance Work

    With all the Linux 5.9 kernel changes you may have noticed no major EXT4 file-system pull request was submitted during the kernel merge window the prior two weeks. Fortunately, the EXT4 work has now been sent out and Linus Torvalds honored the late changes for this widely-used Linux file-system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...9-EXT4-Updates

  • #2
    will be interesting to see how long Fedora default to BTRFS , my guess is, it wont be long

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    • #3
      Why is that?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Spam View Post
        Why is that?
        Because 'feelings'.

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        • #5
          just curious: do you have to reformat the disk for new feature to be available?

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          • #6
            Typically new Ext4 features only were applicable to new data without reformat but you still could enable them, not sure if this will be different.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Anvil View Post
              will be interesting to see how long Fedora default to BTRFS , my guess is, it wont be long
              Doesn't need guessing. Fedora is targeting Fedora 33 for default of BTRFS. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BtrfsByDefault

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              • #8
                But is swapfile on ext4 fixed yet?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mackal View Post
                  But is swapfile on ext4 fixed yet?
                  Probably you were thinking of btrfs, which allows swapfiles as of kernel 5.0 (with some caveats)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by set135 View Post

                    Probably you were thinking of btrfs, which allows swapfiles as of kernel 5.0 (with some caveats)
                    No, it broke with 5.7.

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